SparkPeople Michigan State University - Spartan Alumni and Fans Team Messageboard Sparkers who love MSU - the school, the sports and all things GREEN AND WHITE! SparkPeople Michigan State University - Spartan Alumni and Fans Team Messageboard MSU Spartans 2012 Football Ticket announcement Anyone have comments on all of the changes for the MSU Football tickets? Sat, 28 Jan 2012 22:22:52 EST Workout Plans for the Weekend? What is everyone doing this weekend for exercise? My club has new releases of the BTS (?) classes, I'm hitting Group Ride in the a.m. tomorrow. Sunday I am doing a different type of spin class (G Force) and Centergy (a Pilates/Yoga combo). <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend - GO STATE! Fri, 6 Jan 2012 11:32:25 EST Spartan Basketball 2012 Thought I would start a new discussion thread, since we were hi-jacking the team activity page. <BR> <BR> I think our team is looking good. I am very impressed with our depth. I was able to go to the Indiana game last week and the energy was unbelievable in Breslin. Even if I don't get to attend another game this year, I am so happy I was able to get to that one! <BR> <BR> Anyone attending Saturday's game? <BR> <BR> Wed, 4 Jan 2012 12:02:35 EST Hello? Is this team still active? Just looking for fellow Sparty fans at Sparkpeople? Tue, 3 Jan 2012 14:26:12 EST Hello... .Anybody out there??? Not much activity here lately. Feel free to add a topic if you like. I know somebody must be feeling some pain from the loss to ND on Saturday! Mon, 19 Sep 2011 20:53:51 EST Cousins speech at Big Ten Meetings Anybody see this? If not, you owe it to yourself to watch it ( I saw it on Youtube). Really did a great job of touching upon what a priveledge it is to play major college football and how the players need to live up to that responsibility. Mon, 15 Aug 2011 16:16:06 EST Who's ready for some MSU football?? I'm loving Summer but a part of me can't wait for opening day on Friday of Labor Day weekend. Fri, 15 Jul 2011 12:10:16 EST How's everyone doing? I've been crazy busy and not able to post for awhile. Congrats to the Spartan baseball team on a great season so far. Hopefully, they can finish strong and get an NCAA Tournament bid. Liking the look of uor Spartans this Fall as well. Sun, 15 May 2011 15:42:25 EST Never thought this day would come michigan beats us twice in the reg season <BR> michigan ranks above us in the standings <BR> michigan is in the ncaa and we are currently projected one of last four in <BR> can we possibly redeem ourselves in the tournament especially if we have to play those a-holes again on friday? Sun, 6 Mar 2011 12:52:30 EST What's up with the team? Lucious is out, WTF is going on? Wed, 26 Jan 2011 09:24:04 EST Happy 2011 Sparty!! Well, we survived the "Capital Punishment" as they called it. So we aren't an elite team, so what? Finished 11-2 and co-Big Ten Champs. If anyone had offered that up before the season I know I would have taken it. And I'm looking forward to next fall. <BR> <BR> That being said, Bama had a lot of NFL talent on the field. Wow! Mon, 3 Jan 2011 06:44:51 EST BCS Rankings, Basketball Openers and other musings Doesn't look like we are going to get any love in the BCS Polls ( fell down to 12th behind two-loss Alabama this week ). We also really need some help from Iowa this week and dare I say...Michigan...these last few weeks to get to the Rose Bowl. I guess we just have to focus on winning out and things take care of themselves. <BR> <BR> Spartans BBall looks loaded again. So much depth, but we still need Kalin to get to 100% and stay there to make a run at another title. Mon, 15 Nov 2010 12:14:37 EST Reality Check What a tough game Saturday. It seemed like it was over before I even had a chance to settle in and start watching! We'll see what this team is made of now with two very winnable games at home before a tough test at Happy Valley. As disappointing as it is, if someone had told me before the season we would be 8-1 and tied for first in the Big Ten at this point I'd have been ecstatic! Mon, 1 Nov 2010 08:52:37 EST Tailgate Party Snacks For those of you that tailgate, what kind of healthy food do you serve/bring? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> GO MSU! Fri, 29 Oct 2010 13:38:27 EST It's a good time to be a Spartan! Football team is 7-0 with a chance for a VERY special season, basketball is about to get rolling with hopes for another Final Four...could it be any better right now? My advice: Savor the moment and hope the team isn't looking past the Wildcats. Tue, 19 Oct 2010 10:58:53 EST A fun fact to share with your U of M friends. Mark Dantonio has now won as many Big Ten football games at the Big House as Rich Rodriguez. <BR> <BR> Yep that's right. Rich Rod has only won 2 Big Ten games during his time as head coach of U of M (the rest of his wins were nonconference games). Tue, 12 Oct 2010 08:44:51 EST Spartans vs Wolverines Can't wait till Saturday! Hope Coach D gets the go ahead to make the trip, at least upstairs in the coaches box. I would think it would be 10x more stressful to be back home in East Lansing! Tue, 5 Oct 2010 09:14:05 EST Spartans vs Badgers Okay, preseason is over. Now we get to smashmouth Big Ten football. Should be very interesting! <BR> <BR> GO STATE! Thu, 30 Sep 2010 12:06:46 EST Spartans vs. Fighting Irish : Are you feeling it? Prime time national television game. Has the makings of a great night! If our secondary shows up, I think we'll be okay. Fri, 17 Sep 2010 08:52:41 EST Football season has arrived! Not to mention football weather! <BR> <BR> Can't wait! <BR> <BR> GO STATE!!! Fri, 3 Sep 2010 12:52:22 EST Hello from Indiana I'm not a Hoosier - only here temporarily. Grew up in Holt (just 5 minutes from East Lansing). Always been a Spartan fan which makes for interesting discussions here in Indiana - all the Indiana, Purdue and Notre Dame fans hate it when we (MSU) kick their behinds! Go Spartans! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <em>281</em> <em>299</em> <em>20</em> <em>321</em> Thu, 12 Aug 2010 19:16:21 EST Best of luck Chris Allen I will miss his defense but not all the distractions. Wed, 4 Aug 2010 10:24:01 EST Anyone else ready for Spartan football??? With the Tigers season starting to slip away due to injuries it can't come soon enough. Of course that also means the end of Summer which kind of sucks! Wed, 28 Jul 2010 11:59:06 EST Izzo leaving? I'm sure everyone's heard the speculation surrounding the Cavalier's offer. What are your thoughts? Heck it might all be resolved before anyone reads this! I think he stays at MSU, but he has to consider the option if Lebron stays in Cleveland Tue, 8 Jun 2010 09:52:38 EST How is everyone doing? I know this is a slow time of the year with football and basketball out of season. Does anyone have another "Spartan" related topic to discuss? If not, enjoy your late spring/early summer. Football will be here before you know it! Mon, 24 May 2010 08:25:30 EST Summers returning Glad to see Durrell coming back. I know it's too early to get excited about next year, but if everybody is healthy and we can all just get along...;) Mon, 19 Apr 2010 09:18:09 EST #1 Graduate Program in Nuclear Physics! Hey it's not all just sports, right? Take that MIT! Fri, 16 Apr 2010 12:12:42 EST Hi Spark Spartan Nation Just dropping a line to introduce myself. I just joined SparkPeople and am trying to find my way around. I love all of the tracking and goal setting ideas, including the streaks. I've tried many a diet but cannot push through the weight gain of the last 15 years. I want to lose weight to be a good role model to my 2.5 year old son and to live the life I really want to. <BR> <BR> I'm a MSU alum and am married to another MSU alum. We're football season ticket holders,and follow most of ... Wed, 7 Apr 2010 15:44:41 EST Great Season with Disappointing Finish With all the turmiol and injuries this team had, getting to the Final Four was a great accomplishment. Still, losing to Butler was a tough pill to swallow, when you consider all the little things that could have won it for us. We'll see who comes back next year, I know Lucas and Summers are both hinting at the draft but that would seem like an obvious mistake. If everybody returns healthy and ready to play (mentally), this will be a potentially great team when you consider our incoming fre... Mon, 5 Apr 2010 09:35:05 EST Final Four...again! I had to admit I had my doubts going into the tournament that they could make it again. It just amazes me how Izzo gets his teams peaking for the tournament year in and year out. We are so lucky to have him here at MSU! <BR> <BR> And this team has really pulled together this year and finally playing the way we know they could...without there best player of course! I would love to see a National Championship and it is certainly within our grasp, but to me everything is gravy from here on i... Mon, 29 Mar 2010 08:32:38 EST Where are you watching the game? Just checking out, where are you watching the game? <BR> Me, I'll be in my basement on my 51" HD TV. <BR> Go Green, Go White! <BR> <em>299</em> Sun, 28 Mar 2010 09:32:46 EST Sweet Sixteen! Wow! Sunday's win over Maryland will go down as one of the greatest in Spartan history no doubt. Those men were warriors out there! Regardless of what happens from here on, I think that win will do wonders for this team next year. But I honestly believe they can beat Northern Iowa and Tenn/OSU without Lucas if everyone else steps up their game like they showed they can do. Mon, 22 Mar 2010 09:28:39 EST How far do you have MSU going? I have sweet 16 but my both my neighbors picked them to win it all (they are Michigan fans) <BR> hope they are right, I would be fine losing my money to them at that pick <em>299</em> Thu, 18 Mar 2010 12:34:36 EST tournament Izzo threw that game against Minn what the !@$#$^%&^&*( was a WALK ON doing playing 20 minutes???? <BR> <BR> I know he was made at summers, but what about nix, what about isiah, what about anybody?? <BR> <BR> In the last 15 years this is the most I have ever been ticked off at him!!! Sun, 14 Mar 2010 19:27:22 EST Ready for Indy!! I liked what I saw versus the Wolverines. If Raymar can keep his game going, thngs could get pretty interesting! Mon, 8 Mar 2010 08:24:24 EST Spartans vs. Penn State Oh boy, way too close for comfort. Where is the killer instict? Is it time to break out the shoulder pads in practice?? Fri, 5 Mar 2010 09:48:41 EST Ryan Miller What a great Olympics for him and a really class act as well. Way to represent the Spartans on the big stage Ryan! Mon, 1 Mar 2010 08:38:25 EST Good Weekend of Spartan Basketball! Great job ladies, securing number two seed in the Big Ten Tournament. Didn't look like that was going to happen a few weeks ago. And men, well it wasn't pretty with 22 turnovers but a +26 rebounding margin... are you kidding me?! Kudos to Raymar on his best game of the year. Mon, 1 Mar 2010 08:34:30 EST Spartans vs. Buckeyes Sunday This is a big one! Can't wait, hope the Breslin is rockin'! Fri, 19 Feb 2010 10:17:11 EST Spartans vs. Boilermakers We need some big time plays from some of our upperclassmen in this one. Kalin won't be much of a force for at least another game, and Draymond can't do it all himself. Let's do it guys! <BR> <BR> GO STATE! Tue, 9 Feb 2010 12:35:13 EST Spartans vs. Badgers This will be a tough one tonight, but oh so sweet if we can pull it out. Always love to beat Bo Ryan! Tue, 2 Feb 2010 10:14:50 EST New Spartan Logo Why all the fuss? I know people don't like change sometimes but I think it looks good. Obviously a lot of thought was put into this marketing campaign by MSU and Nike. Now if I could convince them to try an all green home uni like Oregon has, we'd be all set! Tue, 26 Jan 2010 13:21:28 EST Time for a Wolverine beatdown! Need I say more? Tue, 26 Jan 2010 13:18:25 EST Great win Saturday, bring on the Wolverines! What an effort up in Minneapolis. Sometimes you just need to hang around long enough in games like that to get your opportunity to win. Should be wild in Ann Arbor Tuesday night! Mon, 25 Jan 2010 09:03:30 EST Spartans vs Hawkeyes Whew! That was too close for comfort at the end, but a win's a win. Now things will get a bit tougher. Anybody else surprised by North Carolina's recent performances? Thu, 21 Jan 2010 10:56:40 EST Spartan men rolling. Women, not so much... Spartan men really look like the class of the Big Ten at this point. Just need to stay focused on Iowa and not take them too lightly. Then a tough test at Minnesota. As usual, we will be everyone's big game at home this year. Suzy has her work cut out for her with this team. On paper they seem very talented, but they have to find some ways to score consistently. Mon, 18 Jan 2010 09:23:32 EST Good news for Spartan football Greg Jones is coming back for his senior year. There is hope for our defense after all! <BR> GO GREEN! Wed, 13 Jan 2010 13:32:38 EST Spartans vs. Gophers Seems like there is not a lot of good news out there today. Hopefully, a Spartan win will help out a bit. Gophers are a tough out, but we have handled them pretty well in the past so I feel good about this matchup. <BR> <BR> GO #7 SPARTANS! Wed, 13 Jan 2010 11:59:49 EST Spartans vs. Badgers Should be a tough game tonight against Wisconsin. It always is. I won't be there cheering them on in person, but via the television as I am getting my workout on! Heard Izzo is considering adding Dion Sims to his bench. That would be interesting! <BR> <BR> GO STATE! Wed, 6 Jan 2010 09:02:21 EST Alamo Bowl Boy, it's hard to know what to expect here after the circus surrounding the MSU suspensions, Leach's firing, etc. You have to believe Tech's state of mind has changed in the past few days, but for the better or worse? <BR> <BR> Anyway, Saturday should be fun: MSU vs. Northwestern to kick off the Big Ten BB season followed by the Alamo Bowl. <BR> <BR> GO STATE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR! Thu, 31 Dec 2009 10:51:56 EST MSU-Texas Arlington We should get a comfortable win tonight to give us some momentum heading into Big Ten play. Looks like Izzo has lit a little fire under Kalin. Hope it works, it's time for him to step it up a notch! <BR> GO STATE! Wed, 30 Dec 2009 09:36:33 EST MSU Women's Basketball Shout out to the #16 Spartans, going for their first Big Ten win tonight at Wisconsin. Show 'em how it's done ladies! Mon, 28 Dec 2009 10:22:27 EST The State of Spartan Basketball Good, but probably less than we had hoped at this point. No doubt Coach Izzo will have them ready come tournament time, but I would love to see a "signature" win (over the Texas Longhorns, of course) going in to the Big Ten season. Tue, 8 Dec 2009 13:14:33 EST The State of Spartan Football Not too good right now, with a disappointing 6-6 season and the recent suspensions. We so need to make a good showing (and preferably win, of course) against Texas Tech in the Alamo Bowl to get some momentum going in to the off-season. I really like Coach Dantonio and want him to succeed, but he's got his work cut out for him with the upcoming recruiting. Tue, 8 Dec 2009 13:10:08 EST It's basketball time!!! Rebounders membership meeting is Tuesday. Cookout with Izzo and the team, tour the lockerroom. It is basketball time!!!!! <em>299</em> <em>244</em> Sat, 3 Oct 2009 10:46:16 EST Spartan Football Week 3 Hope the boys have a better game against ND! Chips were a good team and the deserved that win. Next week, ND is going to be fighting mad after that M loss. We have to show up!! Go Green! Mon, 14 Sep 2009 11:35:29 EST Nichol VS Cousins Which quarterback is your choice for starter? Personally, I'm going with Nichol, but I'm betting Dantonio will start Cousins. Either way, I think we're in for an excellent football season. :) Fri, 14 Aug 2009 11:24:51 EST MIA Team Leader - That's Me... Yikes - I can't believe I've neglected our team for over 60 days. My body sure does show it. I haven't been on SP in a long time and I'm sorry I've made our team inactive. <BR> <BR> I hope you are all well and have made a commitment to get back on after my vacation on the 4th of July. <BR> <BR> Good luck to all of you and I hope we can reconnect soon! Thu, 25 Jun 2009 21:57:46 EST FINAL FOUR!! Post our thoughts on this weekend in the motor city and MSU making final four for the FIFTH TIME in eleven years, MORE than any other program in the NATION!!! Yeah Izzo!! Mon, 30 Mar 2009 11:15:24 EST March Madness!! Tournament time, one and done, selection sunday, is here!!! Love this time of year. I like the no. 1 seed talk but think it would be better to be a 2 and stay home???? or at least in the area Thu, 12 Mar 2009 14:52:15 EST MSU Basketball games Let's talk about the latest game! Fri, 30 Jan 2009 10:34:29 EST MSU & ILL BB Sat Do they want to drive me crazy? FOURTEEN turnovers in the 1st half?? And THAT was NOT a technical!!! And what kind of crap is an "inadvertent whistle??? <BR> I must have burned a couple hundred calories just jumping up and down and yelling during the game!! Sun, 18 Jan 2009 08:05:47 EST MSU vs Penn State BB wow--was I screaming last night!! <BR> at least, this year, the refs didn't hand the game to Penn State <BR> Great Win Go Green! Thu, 15 Jan 2009 08:25:27 EST Suton on the mend! What a great game that was Wednesday and I'm hoping that he gets some good play time tonight! <BR> <BR> <em>299</em> Sat, 3 Jan 2009 12:05:54 EST Capital One Bowl Well, it was disappointing in the end, but I'm still excited about Dantonio as a coach and think that our team will get better in the coming years! <BR> <BR> We knew it would be tough, but I was so frustrated by the announcers just ragging on MSU and the Big Ten and during the Iowa game saying "Iowa is the Big Ten's only hope in the bowl games..." Sat, 3 Jan 2009 12:04:14 EST The Coach's poll is whacked! 18???? get serious! <BR> Tue, 23 Dec 2008 09:12:23 EST I love SPARTAN BASKETBALL on National TV Yeah! Nationally televised! <BR> THAT's what I'm talkin' about! <BR> <BR> Go Green! <BR> (from St Louis, MO) Wed, 3 Dec 2008 21:55:03 EST Help me with my research project Hi, I'm in the Master's journalism school at MSU, and I need help. <BR> <BR> I'm looking to do interviews with adults who had a disease or medical condition as a child. I have to talk one-on-one, so anyone in the Lansing/Ann Arbor areas would be best. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Sun, 23 Nov 2008 20:36:39 EST What are you doing for the big game tomorrow? We are heading to a local sports bar with a bunch of neighbors who are also sports fans. We have our monthly Euchre night at 6:30, so it will be a bad dieting day for me, lol. <BR> <BR> Go State! <BR> <BR> Fri, 21 Nov 2008 11:08:41 EST Will MSU make it to the Rose Bowl? I hope so! <BR> <BR> GO STATE! Sun, 9 Nov 2008 11:34:55 EST MSU will win tomorrow!!! Or I will be very sad. <BR> <BR> GO STATE - BEAT MICHIGAN!!! <BR> <BR> Fri, 24 Oct 2008 20:16:14 EST Heart Warming Story My youngest son is 6 and in first grade. His classroom has a big colored carpet that the teacher calls the family room. Each child has their own colored spot on the carpet. Before lunch they all sit down in the family room and then the teacher calls them to line up by colored row. One day last week she said "Okay the boys and girls in the blue and yellow rows can get in line." My incredibly wonderful son raised his hand and said, "Mrs. W. would you please not call those two rows together... Fri, 24 Oct 2008 14:39:13 EST Homecoming - anyone going? I will be there! Forecast is 60 and overcast. Is it apparent yet that I am always thinking about the weather at these games, lol? It's about the fashion, you see. I like to wear my cute green and white, and not have it covered in rain gear and/or snow gear! <BR> <BR> What about you - will you be in East Lansing this weekend? Thu, 2 Oct 2008 16:48:23 EST MSU v Notre Dame <em>124</em> <BR> What a game! I had to listen to most of it, because I was carpooling kids around, but got to see 4th quarter. LOVED IT! Wish I could have been there. What a beautiful day it was and a great day to be a Spartan! <BR> <BR> Go STATE! Sun, 21 Sep 2008 20:19:37 EST Awful forecast for tomorrow's game Forecast for E.L. - Rain (frequently heavy downpours) 95%. <em>27</em> <BR> <BR> Totally figures that the one game that I decide to take my kids to will be a soaker, lol. I am so excited to be in Spartan Stadium tomorrow and am hoping that the 5% chance of no rain is what we get! <BR> <BR> Fri, 12 Sep 2008 14:58:33 EST 8/30 MSU at California I figured I'd hear from someone on the team before football season started. It was actually a U of M fan friend of mine that reminded me that the season begins this weekend. Anyone headed to the game or have plans to watch it? I haven't followed the pre-season picks to know how the Spartans might fare this year. But I usually hear how bad they do from my friends. What do you think? The GR Press reporters have them finishing in the middle of the conference. Wed, 27 Aug 2008 18:28:18 EST Spartan Sparkers Rock! Ok, so I've been away a lot this summer and haven't been as active on SparkPeople as I want to be. But, I'm recommitted to my plan and hope to get our team active and having fun. <BR> <BR> While I was clicking about, I noticed that WE are #3 out of all the Michigan related teams in regards to activity and spark points. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> it's only gonna get better from here! <BR> <BR> Thank you all for joining this team. I couldn't believe when I started last winter that there wasn... Mon, 18 Aug 2008 21:19:44 EST Southfield Spartan Hi there! I'm a Spartan fan from Southfield, MI. My husband graduated in 1998, and we're football season ticket holders. <BR> <BR> Nice to meet you all! Mon, 18 Aug 2008 12:08:34 EST HI Hi I am not an alum or a student, but I am a parent of a Spartan. LOL My son is starting his sopmore yr next month, my sister is an alum and her husband is an alum. My husband is just a huge MSU fan, even more now that our oldest goes there. <BR> <BR> My name is Mary and I live in the downriver area. Wed, 30 Jul 2008 15:23:10 EST Team Goals *Update*! <BR> <BR> Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Based on feedback from members, SparkPeople has added checkboxes as an option for tracking Team Goals. This should make the tracking of certain goals faster and easier. <BR> <BR> I hope you'll participate in the team goals and we can get some action on the Spartan Team! <BR> <BR> Best wishes, <BR> Laura Mon, 16 Jun 2008 21:14:34 EST ST8 is GR8! 8 -What a great number to express one's feelings, especially as it is how much I lost this past week! I haven't seen much activity on the Spartan team page, but I just wanted to say I'm off to a big start and looking forward to progress in week 2. <BR> <em>104</em> Sun, 15 Jun 2008 00:59:52 EST East Lansing Art Fair The annual art's and crafts fair is this weekend and I'm going to miss it. I'm so bummed. My former roommates from Shaw Hall and I meet there almost every year and hang out. We have such fun - we usually go to Harrison Roadhouse for dinner on Friday night and El Az on Saturday after shopping all day. This year, due to poor economic conditions for a few of us, we had to cancel. <BR> <BR> Here's hoping for a better 2009! <BR> <BR> <BR> P.S. - This is also the weekend that I got married in E.... Thu, 15 May 2008 12:34:16 EST What Spark Teams are you active in? In addition to this great team, which I hope we can get active, I belong to several other teams, but most active on: Spinning Enthusiasts, Grand Rapids Sparks, Lucky Losers (a group that I'm in a contest with), Realtors. In the winter, I was active on Cross Country Skiing and Skiing/Snowboarding. <BR> <BR> Wed, 14 May 2008 21:46:35 EST HEY! Where's everybody been? I guess I don't feel so guilty for being busy and sleepy and having a million other things to do when I was wanting to check into SparkPeople and see what was going on in my teams! Looks like all the Spartans have been busy too, cuz there's no new posts! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is doing well! Wed, 14 May 2008 21:21:05 EST El Azteco With it being Cinco de Mayo and all.....I'm remembering El Az and their awesome margaritas...and TAPOPO SALAD!!!!!!! yummmmmmmmy <BR> <BR> Good thing I don't live around there anymore! <BR> <BR> <em>20</em> Mon, 5 May 2008 19:24:15 EST hey I don't know whee to start so I'll get right to it I'm a big MSU always been go greem and white Mark from sparta Sun, 4 May 2008 17:45:54 EST Team Goals Hi there, <BR> SparkPeople has set up a new tool for team goal measurement. I hope the Spartan Sparkers are up for some mini challenges. See below for details. When you enter the info for the "new food tried" please let us know what you tried! <BR> <BR> Wed, 23 Apr 2008 17:06:38 EST Sweet 16, Baby! Woo hoo! The Spartans Win! Sun, 23 Mar 2008 00:23:47 EST Were you a member of the Greek system? I was a Gamma Phi Beta. Pledged the 2nd year after we reorganized at State. We built the house on Michigan - which looked nice when it had brick, but awful now with vinyl siding. Wed, 19 Mar 2008 18:42:27 EST MSU Alum - Where did you live while going to State I lived in Brody/Bailey Hall (317 E Bailey Hall!) for Freshman year, E. Shaw for sophomore year, Cedar Village junior year (wild times!) and at my sorority apt. complex senior year. Wed, 19 Mar 2008 18:40:58 EST Hi there - I'm Laura I'm a '87 grad and loyal Spartan fan. I was surprised to see no Michigan State spark team! I love all things Spartan, but most of all, Spartan Basketball. I'm sad that they lost against Wisconsin in the Big Ten tourney yesterday, but am looking forward to the NCAA Tourney next week! Sun, 16 Mar 2008 14:22:25 EST